A Swedish tobacco group has bought a brand of chewing tobacco cancer-causing pipes for $2.2 million, it was reported.
The group, which is known for making pipes for the Swedish Royal Swedish Navy, was established by the tobacco giant Novo Nordisk in 2009, according to the Swedish news outlet Aftonbladet.
The company bought the brand, called Wooden Tobacco Pipes, from Swedish manufacturer Loma-Vista for $1.2 billion.
The pipe maker has since focused on the manufacture of smoking pipes, according the Aftenbladett.
Wooden Pipe company is a Swedish tobacco company with factories in the Stockholm region, according Loma.
It also produces other brands including the Classic Pipe, and the Paddles, according The Aftonenbladets.
The pipes are manufactured by Swedish pipe maker LomaVista, and have been used by soldiers and police in the past, according Reuters.
The Swedish government has banned the sale of tobacco products to minors.
However, some states and local authorities continue to sell smoking and chewing tobacco products.